Columbia vs. Saint Joseph's - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Joseph's Hawks (4-2) at Columbia Lions (4-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Joseph's Hawks and Columbia Lions meet Friday night at the Levien Gymnasium.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks look for their first road win after splitting their last four games. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 74.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Miles is averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds while DeAndre Bembry is averaging 14.5 points and four assists. James Demery is the third double-digit scorer and Shavar Newkirk is dishing 3.2 assists. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 25.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. Saint Joseph's is getting to the free throw line 25.8 times per game, which is four more than average. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have lost nine of their last 10 road games.
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The Columbia Lions look for a feel good victory after splitting their last six games. The Columbia Lions are averaging 75.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Grant Mullins is averaging 15.1 points and 3.6 assists while Alex Rosenberg is averaging 14.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. Maodo Lo is dishing 2.7 assists and Luke Petrasek is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. Columbia has four double-digit scorers and has scored 80 or more points in three of its last six games. The Columbia Lions have split their last 10 home games.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ivy League and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lions are 40-18 ATS in their last 58 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10.
Saint Joseph's can't win on the road and hasn't looked great out of the gate. Columbia is a team that can really shoot the ball, especially at home. I like the Lions and the tiny chalk.